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(ESTABLISHED 1856.) THE PEOPLES PPZS5. (FOUNDED 1827.) J. B. WHITAKER, Jr., Editor and Manager. NOTICE. A Blue Mark here is to call attention the date to which your subscription is paid. Remittances are deai red from those in ar ea rs. The Senatorial contest developed a new species ol insect the Populist gold-bug and the renovation of the rapitol failed to exterminate this microbe. It had too strong a grip The New York Journal remarks that "the gold standard Populist is a rare political plant. He is grown In North Carolina only and is pro duced by the Mark Hanna grafting process." We hope the Legislature will do nothing to impair the efficiency of the State Guard. Its importance is not to be seriously doubted and it should receive favorable recognition at the hands of the people's repre sentatives. Stjttox, of Cumberland, (our Colonel Tom,) is an introducer from introducerville. We believe he has averaged a little better than a bill a day so far during the session of the Legislature. He may improve upon this a little later, after he gets his hand In. Even Mr. McKinley manifested an interest in Pritchard's election. The President-elect wired Representative Brower to vote for Jeter's return. This doesn't look as if the gold-bug administration anticipates any harm from Pritchard's recent re flop on the currency question. Horrible indeed is the devasta tion daily being wroucht In India by the double scourge of plague and famine. Bombay Is reported to be "a veritable city of the dead and the dying." The dally average of deaths is placed atone hundred and seventy Fears are entertained that the plague will spread and, possibly, cover the whole of Europe. "The people are rising all over the land aarainst the domination of trusts and monopolies," says the Boston Post. This is all right and will count in the future, but speedier results would have been secured if more of them had done their rising two or three months ago and voted for the anti trust candidates for President and for Congress. The News and Observer takes a prophetic glance In the following assertion: "Those who believe that a party where eight-tenths of its members are negroes can long remain in power in North Carolina, do not understand the genius, the temper and patriotism of the people of this commonwealth. Four years will mark the duration of its tenure of power." It Is now positively stated that Senator Sherman has accepted the tender of the Secretaryship of State. Now watch Hanna step into Sher man's shoes as Senator from Ohio. It is said he preferred this to & Cabi net position and you know Hanna's preferences are of prime considera tion. In fact, his command is but little short of law in the inner circle of McKinleyism, because he is a big part of this circle himself and owns the balance. It is a little surprising that he admitted it in his inaugural address, but it la evident that even Russell sees . the danger of placing our municipalities under negro domina tion. He says, and his candor is to ba commended, that "this General Assembly will be called on to deal with the management of towns and cities. There should be no attempt to avoid the necessity of protecting the tax-payers of these municipali ties against the danger of misrule by property less and ignorant elements." It will be remembered that we ex pressed the suspicion that that In dianapolis monetary conference was a gold bug movement at the time the request was made of our Chamber of Commerce to send delegates thereto. The Conference has been held and, sure enough it lays down as the first fundamental basis ot what it is pleased to term "a consistent, straightforward and deliberately planned monetary system," that "the present gold standard Wll be maintained." Of course, people who- think this way have a right to hold as many conferences as they plea e and resolve to their hearts' content, bat they should do it under their true name and not in a non partisan dig guise. Perhaps they would say it is none of oar business, bat we venture the remark that the Capital Club, of Raleigh, added nothing to its own laurels by bestowing exceptional honors upon the incoming Governor. . We have very little patience with . this thing of cursing a fellow black before election and then honey-fug-gling him if he happens to be success ful. There is deception about it at one time or the other. We do not lose sight of the fact that certain amenities are due to high position, but these do not necessarily involve voluntary and unusual social dis tinction where it is not deserved. If Russell Is what he was pictured dur ing the campaign we see no necessity for Democrats to participate in glorifications over his inauguration. Bheumatisni is caused by lactic acid in , tie acid and cares rheum tiara. RTJSSEL'S INAUGURAL. "There is a retribution in history. The restoration of the people of North Carolina to their constitution al rights of a free and honest ballot and of popular government should give courage and hope to th dis franchised men of non suffrage States." These were the opening sentences of Governor Russell's inaugural and these and similar expressions in the document manifest the vindictive spirit and the partisan venom of the man. If it were not so serious a matter, it would be laughable to hear such language fall from the lips of one who now occupies the highest position in the State by virtue of Holton's "enormous registration of unqualified negro voters." Of course, he commends very highly the election law which made such infamy possible. We publish elsewhere a summary of the matters which the Governor calls to the attention of the Legisla tors. To some of these we may refer at another time. Just now, we would warmly commend his position in reference to the State University, a position which we believe is held by a majority of our people of all shades of politics and which, we believe, will be sustained by the present session of the Legislature. NOT DEAD. Strong, enthusiastic and encourag ing were the speeches made in the State Electoral College the other day. They did not indicate that the free eilver sentiment Is dead in North Carolina. We believe the cause is stronger now than it was in November. The people have seen many wrecked promises along the pathway of the past two months and their confidence is shaken in the Sirens who sang so sweetly for gold to entrap the con fiding and unsuspecting. The eyes of the people will be wide open by another election, and then, unless the Bigns tail, there will be a silver wave in this country so stupendous that the combined power of trusts, moneycrats and election robbers will not be strong enough to check its onward sweep. The panic, which has been so grievous to the masses, was and is a monetary panic and there can be no cure until the patient is treated for the disease from which it is suffering. To apply the trouble primarily to other causes is to Incorrectly diag nose the case, from motives of ignor ance or avarice. The high tariff medicine, which the Republicans propose and are bent upon administering, will not reach the case, because the country is not suffering from too low tariff. It is suffering from a contracted currency and the consequent contraction of nearly everything else that makes for the betterment of the great body of the people, and no genuine return to prosperity need be expected until remedial legislation is applied to the real cause of existing troubles. The people will find this out and when they do out will go the quack doctors who are now engaged in maltreatment. TO WHOM? Referring to tne clamor of the coal miners before the Congressional com mittee for increased duty upon coal, the Baltimore Sun says : "The horse-leech of the coal regions hath two daughters, crying, give, give. The other daughter is the anthracite coal combine a more cruel, grasping and relentless com bine, which has cornered and grasped all the anthracite coal mines in the land and levied its own toll upon every hearthstone, is also before the committee crying, give, give. They want protection. To whom are the people to look for protection ?" Aye, there's the rub! To whom are the people to look for protection now that the government is to pass into the hands ot the trust protec tors, wholly, unless the balance of power in the Senate shall be such as to put the breaks upon the high tariff, monopoly-defending policy of the incoming administration? How strenuously the friends of such a policy are striving to avert a balance jof power against them may be sur mised by their interest in the Sena torial contests in North Carolina and Idaho. Had Bryan and Democracy tri nmphed in the last election the man and the party that was for the peo ple and against the trusts we would be in a position to answer the Sun's question, "to whom are the people to look for protection ?" The Sun, however, had a hand in putting the other crowd in and, knowing McKln ley's propensity to high tariff, should have thought about these things at a time when there was the possibility of a remedy. As it is we will haye to dub its question as too tough to answer and pass on. x BREAKS AN AGREEMENT. Lieutenant-Governor Reynolds, or "Brother Charley," as he is familiar ly known in these parts, made a very plausible little speech of patriotic jingle when he was inducted into his office and he was applauded for it. Now there comes a report from Raleigh that the Lieut.-Gov. has broken faith with a solemn compact entered into with the retiring Lieut. Gov., Hon. R. A. Doughton, which, if not mended, will throw a shadow upon Reynolds' tune of peace, paci fication and prosperity, which he sang upon the threshold of his career as the second officer in the "State government. , After referring to expressions of surprise and condemnation concern ing the matter, a writer for the News and Observer gives this 1; history, which will explain what, we have touched upon in the above para- craDh The day before the General Assembly convened, Lt. Gov Dough ton was talking to Lt. Gov. -elect ReyuoMs. Gov. Doughton said to hiui that hs he was retiring he did not expect to make auy appoint ments except to uaiue two bright boys from his section hs pHgs. Lt. Gov. Reynolds toM him to lo 8-, and fully agreed, that it should be done. Gov. Doughton appointed a little fellow from Caldwell, a poor boy whose mother nepild the h'-lp it would give, nnd another boy from Alleffhany. Relying upon rhe assur ance of his successor, G:v. Doughton returned tohis home, telling the boys that they would be safe lor the tixty davs. Friday they were both discharged. A member ot the House went to see Doorkeeper Halliburton who assured him that the bovs gave perlect satis faction, and that he had nothing to do with their dismissal. He lso went to see Lt. Gov. Reynolds who admitttd that he and Gov. Dough ton had agreed upou the matter; he said he regretted the necessity tor acting in a manner thut was appar ently in bad faith, but that the Sena tors demanded the places, and he could not hold out, against them He was then told that thnBe boys had not received enough pay to buy tickets back home, alter paying their way down and their board, and asked to permit them to serve uutil they could earu enough to get back home without being out of pocket Lt. Gov. Reynold's paid be could not do this because the ti-neitors had boys of their own appointed, and he could not disregard their wishes " Lieut. Gov. Reynolds should have lived up to his agreemeut with Mr. Doughton, despite the demands ol the hungry Senators, but as he did not do so the manly thiug to do now would be to make amends as lar as possible for this breach of faith to insist upon the re-appointment of the discharged boys, it within his province to do so If not, then he should provide the boys with enough money to take them to their homes. The clamor of office-seekers should not prevail over personal and official integrity. HOUSEHOLD HINTS. New York Sun. A little bit of slaked lime mixed with a handful of sea sand that is to be used for scrubbing au nupainted table top or floor will readily remove stains and grease and leave the wood fresh and white. Two things always to be remem bered wheu cooking oatmeal are these: It should alavs be cooked slowly, as it then has a sweeter and ! better flavor. Oatmeal should not be stirred while cooking, as that tends to make it pasty. To determine if milk has been j adulterated stick a bright steel knit i tiDg needle into the 1 quid and then draw it out. It the iuil clings to the needle aud drop slowly from the end it in pure, but if the liquid runs off quickly the milk kas been mixed with water. Short lengths of ingrain or three ply carpet make convenient rugs for many places. Finish the ends by fringing the carpet out four inches. Coarsely buttonhole th fringed part with some of the ra veilings and tie the friuge into knotted tasHels. With the ravellings make tassels and fasten them between the tied tasseJs. The latest candie shades for decor ating tables are of soft white chiffon The material is put on very full or accordion pleated, each edge being finished with a narrow lace ruche or tiny Tom Thumb friDge, also in white. The fulnes3 is drawn in at the top with white baby ribbons and a full bow with ends. Little sprays f paper or muslin flowers to match the color o.f the table decorations are fastened to these dainty shades when in use. They may be ornamented with green vines or fiae leaves if desired. CAPTURED MACEO'd BODY. Col. Hernnz's Ijeitrr Confirms Ac count of Cuban's Deatb. Jacksonville, Fia., Jan. 18 A letter his been received by one of the representatives in this city of the Cuban junta confirming dis patches of Friday giving an account of the death of Gen. Maeeo. The letter is from Lieut. Col. liemand.z, who was encamped with a company of cavalry and other troops near where Maceo was ambushed. Hearing the firing, he hurried to the scene, and was told that Maceo was killed aud his body was in poss session of the Spaniards. The in surgents charged the troops repeat edly, and fiually succeeded in cap taring the body, which was afters ward buried secretly in a safe place. The insurgents are reported to be encamped within nine miles of t avana Robert E. liee. Richmond Dispatch. General Lee was born at Stratford, Westmoreland county, on the 19 h of January, 1807, and when 4 years old removed to Alexandria with his father. When he reached the age of b his father took bim to the We-t Indies. H returned to this country alter his father's death, and in 1825 his name was entered upon the rolls of the United States Military Acad emy at vv est Foiot. 1; our years later he became a lieutenant of the Eagineer Corps. .He lought hrough the Mexican war with the Cnir-d States troops, and when the civil war became imminent resigned and cast his lot with the Confederacy, beir g made commander in chief of the army. The Flea Saved the Defendant. A case of cruelty to animals was tried before a Greensboro magistrate. The party indicted was charged with kicking a dog down stairs and break ing one of the animal's legs. The Record says the dog was in court as a "witness," but before. he was examin ed a flea bit him and he got up and scratched himself with theleg al leged to have been broken. This was considered evidence enough and the defendant was discharged. v .$100 Reward $100 The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that ttere is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to care in ail its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's CatarrK core is the only positive core known to the medical fraternity.- Catarrh being a constitutional disease, requires a constitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure, is taken internally, acting directly upon the blood and muous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the founda tion of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building op the constitution and assisting nature in its work. The pros prietors have so much faith in its curative powers, that they offer One Hundred lto Liars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. - Address. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. tjjboia DyuruggiBts, t. SONS OP VETERANS. Organization of Cam pa to North Caro lina Urged. Winston, N. O., Jan. 18, 1897. To the Sons ot tJ -c federate Veterans in North Carolina. Oo the 30t.h day of last June, in the city of Richmond, Virginia, the Camps of the Sons ot Confederate Veterans then organ iz -d were formed iato an - Association to be called 'The United Sons of Confederate Veterans," the sa me to be governed by a constitution and by laws simi lar to that of "The United Confrd erate Veterans," and having depart ments, divisions, brigades and camps under a general head. The State cf North Carolina not having a sufficient number of Camps to form a Division, General J. E B. Stuart, in accordance with the Con stitution, appointed a Major General for the Division of North Carolina, whose doty it should be to haye com niand of the Camps already formed, to organize others wherever it can be done, and to put forth an earnest effort for the good ot the cause, to the end, that there may be instilled into the sons of Confederate veterans in North Carolina, a proper venera tion for the spirit and glory of their lathers; and to bring them into association with our organization, that they may aid in accomplishing the noble and glorious purpose for which our organization was formed. We believe that there exists ia the bosom of every son of a Confederate soldier a love and patriotism for the holy cause bis father held so dear, which needs bnt to be stirred to bring him to join heart and hands with those who seek to keep ever fresh the hallowed memory of North Carolina's noble sons who till a thousand nameless graves; to keep t ver green the turf which marks the l if-t resting place of those kuown to ti6; to lend kindly aid to the survivors of many hard fought battles who need our assistance; to minister to the wants of widows and orphans; and to build enduring monuments to the memory of our intrepid heroes. This is indeed onr purpose, and for the accomplishment of this our sister States have almost perfect organiza tions. Shall North Carolina be behind? Shall this State, which of all others t the South sent more men to the civil war, be lacking in this work? Lc t it not be so, but noble sons of noble lathers band yourselves to gether to aid us in this work. If there is a Camp in your section join it at once; if not and there is a Camp ot Confederate Veterans secure the aid oi its commander and adjutant, and form a Camp; write to the Division Headquarters, and you will be furnished with information in regard o thi formation of a Camp, election of officers, or any other aid which may be needed. When you are properly organized your Camp will be placed on the roll of "The Uuited Sns of Confederate Veter ans," you will have representation in the annual meetings, aud then it will be that keener and deeper interest will be taken in the work; and many an old soldier's heart, in Notth Caro lina, will be made glad to see the cause he loves - safely gnarded by strong and devoted hands, who will n.inister to his wants in declining years, and finally lay him away to sleep beside bis comrades till the last bugle call, inscribing his name with the cause for which he gave the best years of his life on the tablets of immortal history in letters that can never fade. RCBT. C. NORFLEET, Major General Commanding. Garland E. Webb, Adj't Gen. Mnsic Heard Hundred of Miles Away. A. signal evidence of the recent enormous strides in the art of tele phonic transmission was made on October 9, the anniversary of the Chicago fire, which was observed in that city by a great parade. Four long-distance transmitters were placed behind large sound collecting funnels at a point in the line ot the procession. Above was suspended the legend, "Your cheers here will be hr-ard throughout the union." All of the transmitters were connected with long-distance wires, and a continual at.-ain of music from the different bands, combined with the cheers of paraders and spectators, was sent over those wires to New York, Bos ton. Philadelphia and many other places. The very words of the cheers were distinctly audible in New York and other Eastern cities. To Be Eaten from the Fingers. Cheese and all email uncooked fruits. Olives, to which a fork should never be applied Asparegus, whether hot or cold, vhen served whole, as it should be. Lettuce, which should be dipped in the dressing, or in a little salt. Celery, which may be properly olaced on the tablecloth beside the plte. St rawberries, when served with the stms on, as they are when scarce. Bread toast, and all tarts and small cakes. - The Greatest Intolerance. Cha'lotte Nsws. In Henderson county negroes re fused to help one of their race shuck out. bis corn because he had voted the Democratic ticket.- Northern people prate ot the intolerance of the white Democrat and never think of the intolerance of the ne ro Republi can, who is the most prejudiced, par tisan creature on the face of the earth. A negro who tries to vote his convictions in . opposition to the majority of his race is subjected to a persecution that is nnheard of among white people. It Never Mtaaeia. Mr. J. C. Graham, a New York expert, says: "It stands to reason that anything that is intended for family consumption should be ad vertised where the family can always see it." And the only focal point on which the family view converges daily, with the excepti n of the dinner table, is the family newspaper. That never misses being seen. Too Considerate, Washington Star. "If there's any thin' Oi do disloike," said Mr. Dolan, "it's Bhuperstition." "Who's got it?'jl asked his wife. " "Rofferty, the conthractor. He owes me thirteen dollars, an' he's thot shuperstitious he won't pay me for fear Oi'll hov bad lock I" The Longest Telephone. - According to The Electrical Age, "the longest commercial distance at which the long distance telephone is now operated is from Boston to St. Louis, a distance of 1,400 miles. I This line is more than twice as long ' -n a t v it I as any turujean reiepnone line. VALUABLE ENDORSEMENT. And One That Is Highly Appreciated by -the Recipient. Among the many valuable endorse ments published in favor of Dr. Mdt, tbez we know of none he has cause to prize more highly than the following from one too well known in this com munity to need any introduction at our hands Mr. A. D. Mickle, a con servative gentleman, one whose word is his bond, and what he says in bis letter to Dr, Matthez is, and must be, the truth, the whole truth and noth ing but the truth, else it would not bear the endorsement of A.D. Mickle. Those, who from any cause fail to consult Dr. Matthez will lose an op portunity which they will not soon enjoy again, after his departure from Winston. His stay has been extended to this late date owing to the fact that he never keeps his office open at all duriog the holiday season, concluding to remain here however rather than going elsewhere. Since the holiday season is over his business engage ments will in a very short time call him elsewhere. Remember that a visit to Dr. Matthrz, at the Hotel Ptueaix, will cost you nothing. Au examination of your eyes will be made without charge. MR MICKLE"S VALUABLE LETTER WACHOVIA NATIONAL BANK. Winston, N. C , Dec. 24, 1896. Dr. L. H. Matthez, Hotel Phoenix, City, Dear Sir: I wish to express my ap preciation of the skill which you have shown in adjusting the glasses to my daughter's eyes. She has been using them now long enough to see and feel that she has been very greatly bene fitted. Can read day and night with out pain or fatigue and the inflamma tion of the eyelids has disappeared. I assure you that we thoroughly appre ciate your good work in her case. Respectfully, A. D. Mickle. Corporal Punishment in Schools. Atlanta Journal. Savannah is the first city in Georgia to abolish the rod in public schools. Corporal punishment is now forbidden by the Savannah board of education, and the teacheLS testify that discipline in the schools has not suffered. The rise ot the public echool in volved the gradual downfall of the rod as the scepter of pedagogic authority, but we have no doubt that many occasions arise in our schools where a thrashing is richly deseiv?d. The question is whether corporal punishment is the most judicious and effective reundy in such cases, and that question is being rapidly settled on the negative side." A January Thunder Storm. Cleveland, Jan. 17. At 5:35 this evening the people of Cleveland were startled by an electrical storm which would have been unusual even in mid summer, but coming as it did in mid winter, it created consternation, especially among the superstitious, for the lightning was vivid and the thun der loud and unusually severe. This thunder storm in January was ac companied by a heavy rain fall, almost as heavy as the worst storm last sum mer. In the morning it was quite cold, and just before the electrical storm the atmosphere became so warm that windows were opened and over coats discarded. The C. F. & Y. V. Hearing. The Star says that at no time. dur ing the session of the court in Wil mington did anything fall from Judge Simonton intimating that his decree would be for the sale of the C. F. & Y. V. railway as a whole, though the drift of the argument seemed to show that such a decision might to expect ed. Additional ground for this ex pectation is found in the fact that Judge Simonton's first decree, issued after the hearing at Asheville, ex pressed the opinion that the road should be sold as a whole, if it were possible under the circumstances. Poultry and Pet Stock Show. Mr Frank E. Hege, formerly of Sa lem, now of Raleigh, announces that the breeders of thoroughbred poultry and pets in North Carolina and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Vir ginia contemplate holding a grand poultry and pet stock show in Ashe ville next December.competition open to the world. They expect to eclipse any effort heretofore made in the South, and with that end in view wish to have the hearty co-operation of the eitizens and breeders of Ashe ville and other places. Will Preach Commencement Sermon. Rev. R. C. Beaman, of Wilmington, has accepted the invitation to deliver the annual sermon at the next com mencement of Trinity College, and he has also been selected by the Histori cal Society of the North Carolina An nual Conference of the M. E. Church, South, to prepare and deliver an ad dress at its next meeiing on the life of the late Rev. Wm. Closs, D. D. $50,000 on Life of McKinley. The insurance company which In sured James A Garfield and Chester A. Arthur is said to have written a policy for $50,000 on the life of President-elect McKinley. Fifteen rooms in the best hotel in Canton have sud denly been vacated. They were occu pied by agents of insurance compa nies. The successful agent, it is said, had a policy on the life of Mark Hanna as an argument. Piatt to Succeed Hill. Albany, N. Y., Jan 14. Without the usual formality of a nominating speech tonight, with no word of eulogy, but with a strength of votes that was overwelming Thomas C. Piatt was namd as the Republican candidate for United States Senator by a vote of 147 to 7, for Joseph H. Choate. He will succeed Senator David B. Hill. Baited Almonds. Take one pound of almonds, Jor dan preferred, and boil until theskins can be removed easily. Remove the skins and dry. Fry iu a mixture of lard and butter until a rich brown rolor, then roll in fine table salt. After standing a few hours they have a delicious taste. A Downward Growth. Americua Times-Recorder. Mr. Cleveland's political populari ty grew like the gold bugs are trying to get prosperity to grow, from the top down. Who cares what Mr. Cleveland may say of the Democratic party when he retires? He is not in it. . Lost $38,000. Mr, Wm. Smithdeal, of Salisbury, is a loser to the amount of $38,000 by the recent failure of the Yadkin Falls Manufacturing Company, and a few days ago he confessed judgment for a number of personal debts. m mm " "" Ac Washington. Detroit Tribune. Just pass a law to make people pay us more for what we've got to sell and we can make money .Chorus of protected industries. , The : folly of prejudice is frequent ly shown by people who prefer to suffer for years rather than try an advertised remedy. The millions who - have no such notions, take Ayer s Harsapaiiila for blood-diseases. mon sense. Bard Lack. Pat To think that he's thor wan Si an on tho bill that Oi don't know. Truth. THE LISTENER. Nodaway county, Mo. , bas a horse deal er named Goodpasture. Major McKinley ia another of the lonn list of American presidents who were not college graduates. Ovanes Khan Messian, court translator to the shah of Persia, is engaged upon an Armenian version of Shakespeare. Charles A. Collier, who has been elected myor of Atlanta, 'will be tho first native of Atlanta to sit in the mayor's chair. Senator Stewart is reported as negotiat ing for the sale of the Stewart castle in Washington and will winter In Nevada. It is rumored that Mr. Asqutth, Q. C-, M. P., and Sir George Baden-Powell, M. P., will be the British arbitrators on the Venezuela boundary question. One of the best Shakespearean scholars in the Vnited Statos aud the best in Con necticut is John R. Davis, serving a life sentence at Wet.hersfiold prison, near New Haven. Nacsen will receive a special gold medal from the British Royal Geographical soci ety, as he has already received the society's highest award, the gold medal, for his ex plorations in Greenland. Colonel Thomas Holland of the Salva tion Army will not take charge of the Army in the south, as was announced. It Las been decided to direct the work in the south from the north, as heretofore. Frpderick Hill, who died the other day at his home, near Ixndon, wus tho last surviving brother of Sir Rowland nill, the postal reformer. He was connected with the postoffice department for many years. Grover Cleveland will, if he lives until the 4th of March, have one distinction that no other president has enjoyed. He will be tho only occupant of the White House that has ever ridden to the capitol with two different successors. President Harper of the University of Chicago is very fond of music nud is an accomplished musician. It is said that he at one time thought of making it his life study, and notwithstanding tho great amount of work he performs he still finds time for his music. The Washington Post eaya Rutherford Piatt Hayes, youngest son of the late Presi dent Hayes, who was in that city rocently.is even less of a politician than was his fa ther, and his testimony before the joint committee on library, tor which purpose he went to Washington, shows that his tastes are literary rather than for public life. Hans Andersen Is living still, and he Is a story teller, like the famous Dane. His story is of the great fight of tho Monitor, the providential vessel that finished the Mcrrimao In Hampton Roads, and Ander sen was quartermaster of tho Monitor. He is now old and feeble, but he described tba fight with flue spirit at the Swedish hospi tal fair in Brooklyn tho other day. GAMES AND GAMING. Both iEschylus and Sorhocles in their tragedies allude to tho game of dice as be lng common in their day. According to ono historian, cards were brought from tho east and liret used by Europeans in Italy in 1379. The Arabic cards are believed to have been originally associated with necroman tic or fortune telling practices. Tho first known record of regulating dice making and selling in Kngland was iu the ninth year of George IV, 1828. Henry III ot trance, 1oi4-S'., was an expert billiard player, and bis example made the game exceedingly popular ia France and tho courts of Europe. The game of whist has been traced by curious inquirers to that of triumph or trump, which was oxtensively played in the early days of tho sixteenth century. The Romans had two games which were played with dice tali and tessera. Tho latter seems, from the Imperfect descrip tions left, to have been a variety of craps. According to Plutarch, tho game of dice was tho invention of the Kny ptians, hut Plutarch was mistaken, for dice have boun found in Nin&vah and l!:il.y lonat such a depth in the earth as to indicate muoli greater antiquity. Whon James IV of Scotland came to London to propose for the hand of Mar garet, tho daughter of Henry VII, he was somewhat disgusted to find her at thjir first meeting so busily engaged in a ga:no of cards that tho ;;s scarcely uLle to give him any attention grg Sam Jones doing to Atlanta. Evangelists Sam P. Jones and George R. Stuart announce in the At lanta papers that, they will begin a meeting at the Moody Tabernacle in that city at 3 p m. on March 7th, and continue it for at least two wteks, holding four eervlces each week day and two on each Sabbath. Death at North Wilkesboro. Mr. J, H. Sills, a carriage manu facturer, died Wednesday from an attack of heart disease, fie was 33 years old and leaves a wife and f ur children. The remains were interred at East Bend yesterday. The deceas ed was a brother of Mrs E K. Huff, of Kernersville. Hanna Aspires to the Senate. Cleveland, O , Jan. 16 The Press this afternoon says: "M. A. Hanna is an avowed candidate for the United States eenatorhip. He announced bis Intention t his morning, for ibe first time, after a long conference with ex-Congressnia'o H L M"orey, of Hamilton, O, who came to Cleve land ih the capacity of Foraker's rep resentative." Comes Buck to North Carolina. Rev. J. T. Bagwell, who bas been a member of the Arkansas Conference for years and who has been trans ferred to the North Carolina Confer ence, was in Charlotte Saturday, with bis family, en route to his new ap pointment at Mattamuskeet, in the extreme Eastern part of the State. Burned to Death. Mrs. Covington, mother of the mail carrier between Walnut Cove and Danbury, was fatally burned last Thursday and died on Friday. She was sitting by the fire place when hr clothes caught. The sad accident oc curred at the borne of Mrs. John Real, daughter of the deceased. Want the Winston Postonlce. - The fight over the Winston postof fice promises to be lively before Post master Wilson's successor is Darned. Mayor Crutch field Is an avowed can didate and has a petition out securing the endorsement of friends - for the place. Col K. H. Ly brook is said to be after the same plum. ; Talmage to Speak In Charlotte. L Rev. Dr. De Witt Talmage Is book ed foe. a lecture in the Charlotte Operanouse on the evening of Feb ruary 24th. RAM'S HOKN BLASTS Warning Notea Calling the Wicked to lt pemauce. The mn who lof hn he bltould b-'aivoik Hill have to wurk wheu he might rt-bt. Many people wtsnt to move nifun tain.- timply to attract utteution to theuiselv8. The man who epand hi life in try ing to make this world like heav--n det godlike work. The rraa wh- always doi hU hes-t will find a steady oniniid tr tie things t.tiHt. he chii do. Solomon's uidni diJu'r. i-oiint fir much alter PiiHraoh'H daughter found a place in his heart. Who knows how mnyh nng-ls are disappointed wheu a pt"encln?r fails to do bis prsyeriul bt-ht? Many a man in si-rernog gravrl, who might be dns-iLg diamond.-, hud he properly improved his time. It the devil loves his own he nmut be delighted with the in'ju who bays mean things in an anonymous letter. Repudiating th ICimeiailic Pbdce.J From the Washington Post ; The New York Comui'-rcid Adver tiser haviun err'l and srruyed so far j away from the lt-puhlican hith Hnd doctrine as to speuk o-nf'-mpf utu-ly : ami derieively of one rf the muft im portant pleilgve in the Sc. Iannis i platform, The Post warued ithgainnfc j such dangerous lolly. But that I kindly and w-!l meant admonition ' hna, we regret to observe, utterly failed of its gfiierou purpose, and j the Commercial Advertiser eontiiues i to sneer and point its fintrer and 1 make faces at the nclemu promise of ! its party to promote international i umetaiiitfin. it still nobis that thn pledge referred to "was not incor porated to be carried out." In other words it was put into the platform to deceive the voters to gee votes on false pretences. Such ao allega tion, if made by a Democratic paper, would not bave linen surprising. Hereafter, ell the opponents of the Republican Party cannot oidy make that charge, but can quote a metro politan lie pulicau journal in proof of it. To Shut Oat Democratic Postmas era. Washington Dispatch. It 1h understood that the Senate committee on postotHVes and post roads ha decided not to act upon the 200 or 800 nominations of post masters that are now belorethe com mittee, au tue nominees are prt- sumably Democrats, appointed by I Present a monster petition to the President Cb-veland since the last I United States Senate when the Cam seseion of Congress, and if con8rmed j eron ('"ban it dependence resolution they would, under the tenure of . or any otucr '"b;in independence office act, bold their places during ' resolution comes up before that body nearly all of President McKinK-y's for. consideration. Sixty thousand term. I petitions were sent out by this sos Senator Woleott, the chairman of ; ciet3"' nearly 1411 f which have been the postofhVe committee, is iu j returned with uioro than (lUO.OOO Europe, and Senator Mitchell, tl e , signatures. second man on theconimitt.ee, is ia I . 11 Is noticeable that among the Oregon, looking aftr his re election. "-'fttures re found names ot mem In their absence Senaior Chandler, of' bers of nearly every State Legislas New Hampshire, is r.cting chairman ; ol the committee. t By holdii g up the nominations nil ; this patronage is saved to the in coming President, who can maUe nominations and have them cor firmed at the extr session, thus car rying the tenure of r fhee of the ap pointees into the life of the new ad ministration. W ho is t he Fool Now ? Raleigh News and Observer. During the last campaign Senator Prltchard epokn one night in Dur ham. During his speech he treated silver as he did elsewhere by ridicul ing the free silver Idea, calling it an other free hobby of the Democratic party, and ii lally declaring that on that and all other q'lrstion' he then sto jd tquare with both feet on the St. Louis Republican platform. Mr. Chas E. Turner, a prominent Durham citizen, and a friend of silver, remembering Piitchard's former declaration iu favor t.f free silver arose in the audience and said : "Will the gentleman te 11 u where he stood on the silver question three months ago?" -I stood then where you stand now," said Senator I'ritchard. "The difference is that I was a fool then and you are a tool now." Has Senator I'ritchard turned fool again? TtjIdk to See the Wind. Did you ever try to see the wiud? It is a very pretty experiment, says Harper's Round Table, and one easily performed. Iu the first place choose a windy day, then secure a polished piece of metal. (A hand saw will be the easiest to get.; Hold the metallic surface at right angles to the direction of the wind. For ex ample, if the wind is in tho north; hold the saw east and west inclined about forty-five degrees to the hori zon. Now look ear-fully at the sharp edge, and you will shortly see the wind pouring ovt r it like a water fall Do not try the experiment on a rainy or a murky day. Correctly Informed. Indianapolis Journal. "Yasir," said Ilastus, "da shore was some ehootin' at de club las' night. Mr. Munro. You has not been at all disinformed. Mi-t.ih Washing ton Bates he shot s. ven an eleben nine times in procession. Pete John sou shot out de I'ghts, and 1 shot ober de fence " A Bit f Truth 4a cut I you from everyday experience, ffnives and forks and water don'i agree. You can't change the fact, but can change the water. The secret of keeping &Fy handles is the us on, keeping them white, keeping them tight, 2 of warm water and OLD BUS! WASHING POWDER. mr The best cleaner in existence for greasy things and J everything IV TH l Chicago, S For sale Iu Viwitoo.K C mm E DYEING MADE EASY handsome rolohn that npveh faih. Harrl Time Inorenwd ilic Slr if O la in. nd Iy- b Riwck for Cotton, IV out, and Silk that I) ra Not t ruck. t k"-w Old "l Un, t;inv- ai-d Sulla Look Ltke N v. ' It is really marvthus," paid a Fonrih strewt ilru-.-g.st, how the hrd times hnve increased the Fale of diam nd yes. Ladies buy one package 3 an expt rimeLt, and find the dye so t-asy to use ihnt thy c-tlor ail the r old clothing, jh d com out with new gowns, clocks, and suits for the who:e fimi:y. The diamond de bWks iet ui c-pciHily popular. I olten well ha'f a Ji.t-u packages to one customer " Diamond dyes are put jj for every color, with sp.-cinl des for cotton and are so simple ami easy to use that even a chi d cmi tije a perfect color with thtni, odo fade, crock, or wash the biiudfiorufst shade professional dyor. tlat will not out, equal to made oy the HLMAGE ON AttBITIMTI N. Cbarao'eriz -s lt "at Thp Gladu.t Kvcnt of Ei;;ht en C-inturl. a Washington-, Jan. IS. Dr. Do Witt Taluidge, who f-ucct edtd Dr. Sunderland iu the pastorship of a Presbyterian church h-re, in hia sermou yestt rday morning referred to the pending arb.tra.tioa treaty with Great lWitain. ebara'"t rizing it as the mightiest, grandest move-, ment for driving brutal war out of the earth. He said the men who on either side of the sea did most to effect that plan of aibitration have made themselv s immortal The evening tf the present administras tion of the United States Govern Hieut has been honored with the gladdest event of eighteen centuries. All civihzid nations will copy the sublime esatLple. lie implored the Senate to promptly ratify the treaty. Mr. Cleveland was not present at the " service. VOX ruFUM FOB KB10K CUBA Mere Than Half a Million Persons Appi-iil to t 'ongrei-N. Washington, Jan. 17. Fracz j Meyer, of New York, proprietor of ! the American Friends of Cuba, will ture now iu session. The petition will bo wound on a roller so that i. may be readily drawn out and the names couuttd The wheel is de signed like the pilot wheel i f a ship. It stands about four ft-et high and is prettily gilded at the top. IVanut Canity. Five pounds of granulated sugar, one pound glin.o.'e, three pints of water; boil all teg. ther unlil it "ihrrads;" add two pounds of n nsted peanut meats and one oui.ee ot butter. 15 oil (tirriry: gently) to 2'JO d"grees, or uut il it t urns a dark straw color, and pour in a thin sheet to cool. Firty Years Ago. No theory of germs to chill Affection's budding blisses; When ardent lovers took their fill, No microbes on their kisses. How happy they were not to know The germ-fad- -50 years ago. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral ia the standard family remedy of the world for colds, coughs and lung diseases. It is not a palliative, and is not therefore put up in small cheap bottles. It is put up in largo bottles for the household. They cost more but cure more. Fads come and go but no theory or fad can overthrow the fact, that tho greatest cure for all colds, coughs and throat and lung diseases, is Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. SO Years of Cures. a! else. Sold everywhere. Made only by E N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, . Louis, Mew York, Uoaton, Philadelphia itti a- a4,uc4 uouvuy .urtd iuicEiy, permanently bi nervous cUHuii, WVuk Mmuury, Loi s of HraLa power. Headache, WakcfuiifCbs, VluUUy, NinhUy Kmla- evll dreaoifl. liui otcnty and wacUnflr diuasea cuuwd h you thin I errors or err; oiKi. Contaiabnooiitaies. 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